By Robert Farmer
A San Francisco icon has reemerged like the butterfly from the chrysalis. Only in this case the butterfly is a Moose. For decades the anchor of Washington Square and the hideout for local politicos and socialistas, Moose's (415-989-7800; www.mooses.com) recently reopened following a major redesign and refurbishment.
good news is, it appears that it will still be a great place to grab a glass of
wine and discuss the events of the day. Under the watchful eye of wine director
Glen Standish, Moose's has unveiled a world-spanning list of wines that
showcase artisan producers with an emphasis on organic and biodynamically
produced wines. What's more, care was taken to offer value and selection.
Great prices will make it tough to choose from among 15 by-the-glass wines and
from more than 150 bottle and half-bottle selections. The wines will pair
nicely with a new menu from chef Travis Flood, who honed his skills at
SF's Fifth Floor, among other haute spots.
It's good to see the return of a classic to the City by the Bay--a place where a local neighborhood restaurant welcomes people from all neighborhoods.